Posted by Hatka Hatnaa Posted on 9:19:00 AM
The South Peak and “Plank Road In The Sky” is about a 40 minute walk from the East Peak and
we wanted to be one of the first people on the day to take on the deadly trail. Setting off even this early we were met with a queue to get onto the actual trail, as if our day and night climb wasn’t teasing us enough! The adrenaline was well and truly pumping by now. We’d had more than enough time to let the size and apprehension of this challenge brew. Get us onto the trail already! As we neared the harness crew, the queue fell quieter and quieter and increasingly shorter as some of those in front of us had second thoughts about what they were actually about to do. We were approaching the start of the trail and could now see the tiny dots against the backdrop of the mountain landscape, awkwardly creeping down the metal poles, which act as steps to the plank road.